Wednesday, March 28, 2007

how'd they do that?

from SciTech Daily:

Birds in Chernobyl choose to nest in sites with lower levels of background radioactivity, but how they can tell? ... [more]

Friday, March 23, 2007

alternative for video gaming

more thoughts on my video gaming addicted son:

from SciTech Daily:
Why not channel all the time and energy people spend on computer games into useful work to solve large-scale computational problems and thus make computers more intelligent? ... [more]

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Mac PC Spoofs

This is great :-)


Mac PC Spoofs

We screenshotlove Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign, which pairs older guy-PC with younger guy-Mac and shows off how much hipper and cuter and cooler Mac is. But now, we're roaring just as loudly over these four spoofs of the ad series from writer and director Laurie McGuinness. Before the same white background, portly PC and adorably disheveled Mac meet, talk, and occasionally disagree. But in these scenarios, PC wears sharply tailored suits and has a hot blonde girl friend. Mac shows up late, looking groggy from working all night on a web site for his cat. PC wants to hear what Mac is listening to; Mac doesn't want to share. PC allows that he deals with all the boring spread sheets and businessy stuff: Mac suddenly realizes that he can't make the rent. Sure, sure, we're propagating the most horrific of computer stereotypes. But, hey, it's funny. Besides, some of our best friends are PCs and Macs. (in Yahoo!Picks, Marketing & Advertising)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

nice chain mail

This is a nice and inspiring chain email from a friend. It's nice:


This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could
read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.


And always remember....when life hands you Lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me over!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

mind-reading not a hoax?

This article was so cool to read. Visions of Johnny Carson in a turban came to mind as I switched over to the article's URL (SciTech daily pointed to it). Turns out there's some MRI research that's been done to see where in the brain simple decisions are made, and they've gotten results. They seem to be able to tell what choice has been made in a decision.